The severity of the coronavirus pandemic caught many businesses off guard. For more than a year now, both business owners and employees have been reeling from unexpectedly large losses, all the while navigating uncharted waters and various hurdles that come with strict quarantine restrictions and health protocols.
Although COVID-19 has drastically changed the entire events industry, Dave Sandoval, one of the country's esteemed floral and events stylists and owner of Dave Sandoval Floral Atelier, still sees hope in keeping his company afloat. "As a business owner, I have to take this pandemic as an opportunity to pivot," he said.
Despite the overwhelming pall of uncertainty, Dave continues to press on along with his team. In helping their clients keep up with the changes, they continue to offer new, avant-garde ideas to the table.
"Resilience has been our key driver," he affirmed. "It's important that we reinvent and stay relevant at all times."
For many years now, Dave Sandoval Floral Atelier has been providing premium flower and events styling services to any celebration imaginable—from anniversaries to weddings. The company has always prided itself in its elaborate and sophisticated works that are genuinely attuned to their clients' needs, mingled with Dave's artistic creativity.
What are the pros and cons of pushing an intimate wedding amid the pandemic?
It’s more pros than cons. With all the government’s rigid health and safety protocols, couples can have their celebrations in the comfort of their homes. It’s an opportunity for them to showcase their creativity in transforming their safe havens into beautiful event spaces.
As an events stylist, what kind of style would you recommend for an intimate wedding?
I always go for a timeless and elegant aesthetic, which still looks awe-inspiring when you and your partner look back on your wedding photos decades from now.
Any piece of advice for couples who are planning to get married this year?
If you're planning to get married this year, it's crucial to ask for assistance from expert wedding coordinators and stylists. And always remember, despite all the challenges that we're currently facing, achieving your dream wedding is entirely possible.
Here’s an easy way to make your wedding day extra special
There is no need to struggle drumming up something extraordinary to make your wedding stand out among the rest. Whether you go for a classy setup or a simple one, it's no secret how setting up a scent-scape can completely transform such an occasion into something magical and worth remembering.
Yankee Candle Philippines offers a vast array of evocative scents that can help you not only set an enthralling atmosphere at your wedding, but also find the perfect favors for your guests. From classic favorites like Lemon Lavender and Balsam and Cedar, to new and popular fragrances like Pink Sands and Fresh Cut Roses, it's almost improbable that you would run out of options.
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